Outdoor Summer Film Series! Part 2: Out on the streets

July 17th, 2017 | Posted in Événements, Egypt, Resistance, Solidarity

Join Tadamon! for a summer film series exploring a range of realities and struggles – from those in exile, migrating due to occupation and war, to the struggles of workers against neoliberalism in Egypt. This event is co-organized by the Submedia Collective.

Out on the Streets

Out on the Street (Barra fel shari’)
Directed By Jasmina Metwaly, Phillip Rizk

    Tuesday August 8th @ 7pm
    Café Coop Touski
    2361 Ontario St E, Montreal
    metro Frontenac
    Facebook event

Out on the Street (Barra fel shari’) is a film about a group of workers from one of Egypt’s working-class neighborhoods, Helwan. In the film, ten working-class men participate in an acting workshop. Through the rehearsals, stories emerge of factory injustice, police brutality, courts that fabricate criminal charges, and countless tales of corruption and exploitation by their capitalist employers. On a rooftop studio overlooking the heart of Cairo—presented as a space between fact and fiction—the participants move in and out of character as they shape the performance that engages their daily realities. Out on the Street interweaves scenes from the workshop, fictional performances, and mobile phone footage shot by a worker intended as evidence for the courts to stop the destruction of his workplace. This hybrid approach aims to engage a collective imaginary, situating the participants and spectators within a broader social struggle.

This event is co-organized by Tadamon! Montreal/Café Coop Touski/Submedia

Part 1 of Tadamon! Outdoor Summer Film Series!

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